Fiona Charter

Fiona Charter is a ceramicist specialising in hand building; press moulding plates and platters and coiling pots. She mainly uses terracotta with white slip over the surface. This gives a ‘canvas’ on which to paint, using underglaze pigments in a painterly way, and sgraffito to add surface texture.

Her inspiration is the natural world found on her doorstep. Fiona lives between the New Forest and the River Avon, with the downs beyond. She has always had a keen interest in text within art and often combines ceramic illustrations with her own poetry that compliments an interest in folklore and myth.

Having spent many years teaching art and design in schools, Fiona is now relishing time spent in her garden studio working towards exhibitions, commissions and running workshops.